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|Ch. 1||Belief in God in an Age of Science||1|
|Ch. 2||Finding Truth: Science and Religion Compared||25|
|Ch. 3||Does God Act in the Physical World?||48|
|Ch. 4||The Continuing Dialogue Between Science and Religion||76|
|Ch. 5||Critical Realism in Science and Religion||101|
|Ch. 6||Mathematical Postscript||125|
Posted October 22, 2009
This is my second time reading this book, and I am enjoying as much the second time around, if not more! Polkinghorne gives a fresh look at the arguments in both theology and science, and brings the 2 worlds together brilliantly. In this interesting book, Polkinghorne asserts that much of what we do in science is "the creative interpretation of experience, not rigorous deduction from it." Science is not the search for truth but for "verisimilitude," the quality of having the appearance of truth or reality. Scientists can never know when they have absolute truth (104). It has always been clear to me that even in science there is the presence of faith. To believe in a theory, you must see the end result, even before the discovery of evidence upholds the theory. It is a wonderful read.
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Posted February 8, 2010
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